© 2006

Coronal Mass Ejections


Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. David Alexander, Ian G. Richardson, Thomas H. Zurbuchen
    Pages 3-11
  3. H. S. Hudson, J. -L. Bougeret, J. Burkepile
    Pages 13-30
  4. H. V. Cane, D. Lario
    Pages 45-56
  5. David Alexander
    Pages 81-92
  6. R. Von Steiger, J. D. Richardson
    Pages 111-126
  7. R. Schwenn, J. C. Raymond, D. Alexander, A. Ciaravella, N. Gopalswamy, R. Howard et al.
    Pages 127-176
  8. R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, N. U. Crooker, A. Balogh, V. Bothmer, R. J. Forsyth, P. Gazis et al.
    Pages 177-216
  9. B. Klecker, H. Kunow, H. V. Cane, S. Dalla, B. Heber, K. Kecskemety et al.
    Pages 217-250
  10. T. G. Forbes, J. A. Linker, J. Chen, C. Cid, J. Kóta, M. A. Lee et al.
    Pages 251-302
  11. N. Gopalswamy, Z. Mikić, D. Maia, D. Alexander, H. Cremades, P. Kaufmann et al.
    Pages 303-339
  12. M. Pick, T. G. Forbes, G. Mann, H. V. Cane, J. Chen, A. Ciaravella et al.
    Pages 341-382
  13. R. J. Forsyth, V. Bothmer, C. Cid, N. U. Crooker, T. S. Horbury, K. Kecskemety et al.
    Pages 383-416
  14. P. R. Gazis, A. Balogh, S. Dalla, R. Decker, B. Heber, T. Horbury et al.
    Pages 417-451
  15. G. Siscoe, R. Schwenn
    Pages 453-470
  16. R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber
    Pages 471-480
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 481-484

About this book


It is well known that the Sun gravitationally controls the orbits of planets and minor bodies. Much less known, however, is the domain of plasma fields and charged particles in which the Sun governs a heliosphere out to a distance of about 15 billion kilometers.

What forces activates the Sun to maintain this power? Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and their descendants are the troops serving the Sun during high solar activity periods.

This volume offers a comprehensive and integrated overview of our present knowledge and understanding of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and their descendants, Interplanetary CMEs (ICMEs). It results from a series of workshops held between 2000 and 2004. An international team of about sixty experimenters involved e.g. in the SOHO, ULYSSES, VOYAGER, PIONEER, HELIOS, WIND, IMP, and ACE missions, ground observers, and theoreticians worked jointly on interpreting the observations and developing new models for CME initiations, development, and interplanetary propagation.

The book provides researchers active in space physics with an overview of the current understanding of CMEs and ICMEs, and their effects in the heliosphere. It also provides the advanced graduate student with introductory material on this active field of research.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Science Applications MS C2International CorporationSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Max-Planck Institut für SonnensystemforschungKatlenburg-LindauGermany
  5. 5.International Space Science Institute (ISSI)BernSwitzerland

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